Project marks first application of quantum-inspired technology in Japan for automobile production
TOKYO, Oct 21, 2022 – (JCN Newswire) – Fujitsu Limited and Toyota Systems Corporation (hereinafter Toyota Systems) today announced the launch of a new automobile production instruction system at Toyota Motor Corporation’s (1) Tsutsumi plant leveraging Fujitsu’s Quantum-Inspired Digital Annealer technology (2).
The Digital Annealer offers users access to powerful combinatorial optimization problem-solving capabilities for challenges that prove difficult for conventional hardware, and Toyota Systems and Fujitsu previously used the technology in 2020 in a project to optimize supply chain and logistics network operations essential to support automobile production . The latest project represents the first use case in Japan in which Fujitsu’s Digital Annealer technology has been applied to streamline automobile production operations.
The new system enables efficient and high-speed solution searching by utilizing constraint processing technology to express complex business constraints in equations and inequalities, a proprietary technology available since the third generation of the Digital Annealer–the processing technology was developed by Fujitsu Research based on its long-time expertise in the manufacturing industry.
The new vehicle production instruction system will enable…